In all of the frenzy, don't lose sight of one nontrivial constituency: your guests.
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Vitalic Photo / The Knot1. Fact: They'll like the wedding that you like
The best weddings are the ones where the bride and groom did it their way. Formal and ritzy? Great. Casual and festive? Also great. Do what you want. Your guests won't judge. Okay, some will. But remember what you learned in kindergarten: If they judge you by your cake display, they're not your real friends anyway.
2. Fact: They want you to register
You will have many difficult decisions in life. (How many kids? Rent or buy? Public or private school? Ground or whole-bean coffee?) Opting for a gift registry is not one of the hard decisions. Trust us. Your guests want it. By registering, you get exactly what you wish -- no duplicate gravy boats -- and spare your guests confusion. Easy call. Plus, it's easier than ever before: You can now use your iPhone as a scan gun, sip champagne if you're registering in store (you can do
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Cly Creation / The KnotEveryone's got a know-it-all in the family: the uncle who spits out World Series stats at the drop of a hat, the sister who can list all the James Bond flicks in reverse chronological order, the reptile-enthusiast cousin. We're proud to be your wedding equivalent -- here are 50 wedding facts to ponder as you plan your big day:
Good Luck and Bad Luck
1. Hey, brides, tuck a sugar cube into your glove -- according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten your union.
2. The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. Yikes!
3. In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the "best day" to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.
4. The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below.
5. Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day, according to English folklore. Funny -- it's the most popular day of the week to marry!
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It's a given that you won't always see eye to eye with mom on the wedding. But there are some moments that really had brides from TheKnot.com scratching their heads. (We can't make this up people.)
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If you're like me, what you wear on your feet is just as important than what you wear on top. After seeing so many gorgeous new gowns at bridal fashion week, my brain was spinning with how I would pair some of my favorite dresses with killer matching shoes.
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A little white chapel wasn't exactly what these couples had in mind when they planned their nuptials.
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Thinkstock / The KnotEver been faced with a wedding comment that was so inappropriate it left you tongue-tied? Among the congratulations and well-wishing, you're bound to hear a few remarks that are rude, annoying, or flat-out appalling. Be prepared and you'll leave them sputtering.
"Are you sure you're ready?"
Translation: Coming from an unmarried acquaintance, this sort of question is likely a projection of their own fears -- they're not in a position to make a lifelong commitment, so it's hard to imagine that you could be.
Quick comeback: Exude confidence and leave no room for anyone to debate if you or your fiance is in any way unprepared for what you're getting into: "Absolutely! We are completely in love and ready to be together forever."
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"The marriage won't last."
Translation: Whether it's a reflection of their own marriage problems or a past incident that
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Courtesy of Occapi / The KnotWe know the inner conflict! You want to be surprised when he proposes but you also want to make sure you like that ring (you are going to be wearing this thing everyday for the rest of your life). Just know you're not alone. According to The Knot's studies most brides are somewhat involved in the ring selection (65%), with nearly a third (31%) 'very involved' - that is, they shopped for and/or purchased the ring with their groom. Here are some ways to slyly get in on the action.
Ocappi Engagement Ring Try On Service
Ocappi.com is now letting your future fiance order up to six rings at a time so you can have your pick. The company sends replicas of the rings he likes (made in silver and cubic zirconia). The best part is that there is no obligation to buy. But let's hope he doesn't end up proposing with all six rings!
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Blue Nile Ring App
You can virtually build your own custom ring on this app and get super specific